blessings

A Quote by Socrates on blessings, death, evil, fear, friendship, good, ignorance, men, shame, and thinking

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on blessings, god, and good

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sir John Suckling on blessings, expectation, and heaven

'T is expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.

Sir John Suckling (1609 - 1641)

Source: Against Fruition.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on blessings

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on blessings and women

A dull speaker, like a plain woman, is credited with all the virtues, for we charitably suppose that a surface so unattractive must be compensated by interior blessings.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, p. 412.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on blessings and life

Mere life is not a blessing, but to live well.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on beginning, blessings, fortune, and health

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Ruth Perry on age, blessings, contentment, heart, humility, humor, kindness, patience, sage, and serenity

Dear Lord, who made the face of me not all that I would have it be, not really homely, only plain, but strong and patient in the main. Yet one, a man apart, who found me fair and gave his heart. Now Lord, that I have grown more sage . . . into middle age. I only ask, as face grows lines of countenance, it be described as kind; that wrinkles by my eyes will show a little humor as I go; that I may view my humble scene with glance of one content, serene, through grateful, shining eyes that see the blessings you have given me.

Ruth Perry

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A Quote by Robert Hawker on blessings, hope, love, and peace

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, Hope, and comfort from above; Let us each, thy peace possessing, Triumph in redeeming love.

Robert Hawker (1753 - 1827)

Source: Benediction.

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